1. Ultra Music Fest 2011: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Sunday

    March 28, 2011 5:55 PM EDT Attendees at the Ultra Music Festival seemed a bit less sure of their movements on Sunday: That's what happens after three days of non-stop dancing in the punishing sun. But day 3 of Miami Music Week was the best of the lot, allowing some big names to kick back and enjoy their peers, or…

  2. Love Parade Memorial Draws Hundreds of Mourners in Germany

    August 02, 2010 12:00 PM EDT Hundreds of mourners attended an emotional memorial service in the German town of Duisburg this weekend for victims of the Love Parade festival. German President Christian Wulff and Chancellor Angela Merkel were among the dignitaries who attended the memorial service, held at Salvator Church…

  3. Michael Jackson Fans Pay Tribute, Dad Files Lawsuit

    June 26, 2010 11:50 AM EDT On the day Michael Jackson 's fans paid their respects with tears, tributes, songs and dance, Jackson's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor charged with giving his son a lethal dose of drugs. Joe Jackson's visit to a federal courtroom in Los Angeles, while…

  4. Mellencamp, T-Bone Burnett Take Rural Route To 'Better' Album

    May 24, 2010 1:37 PM EDT A 55-year-old reel-to-reel Amex tape recorder, a single microphone and three historic recording sites were John Mellencamp's tools for making his new album, "No Better Than This," which is due out Aug. 3 -- seven weeks after he releases a retrospective box set, "On the…

  5. Cold War Kids Warming Up For Winter E.P., Concerts

    December 18, 2009 1:34 PM EST A forthcoming EP and four special concerts in January signal a time of "transition" for Cold War Kids before the California quartet hits the studio in February to record its third album. "We want to take everything we do to the next level," frontman Nathan Willett tells…

  6. Various Artists, "Fire in My Bones: Raw, Rare & Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007"

    November 06, 2009 3:24 PM EST Most modern listeners identify African-American gospel with recordings that mix passion with professionalism, and perhaps a certain amount of studio smarts. But that ignores the pre-war tradition of street-corner preachers, as well as the small groups that sound as though music isn't…

  7. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 4:07 PM EDT Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Close to You." The crowd remained on their…

  8. Lionel Richie, Commodores Reunite At Essence Fest

    July 06, 2009 9:36 AM EDT Lionel Richie got a little help from his former bandmates to close out the weekend's Essence Music Festival: Members of The Commodores joined him on stage to sing several of their hits, including "Brick House" and "Just to be Close to You." The crowd remained on their…

  9. Raekwon Announces 'Linx 2' Date, Says Budden 'Copied' Method Man

    May 19, 2009 8:25 AM EDT As first reported on Billboard.com last month , rapper Raekwon signed with EMI for his ICE H20 label, which will distribute his highly-anticipated "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II" album. Now, that set finally has a street date of August 11. "I'm really joyous with the…

  10. April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Jazz singer Dakota Staton dies in New York at the age of 76. 2003 – Singer Little Eva dies of cancer at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston, N.C., at the age of 59. 1998 – Radio personality Eddie O’Jay dies at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. following complications from two heart…

  11. Basement Jaxx, Tiësto Top Creamfields Lineup

    April 06, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk and Dizzee Rascal have been confirmed as the headline acts for the 2009 U.K. Creamfields Festival. The two-day event will be held at Daresbury, Cheshire on Aug. 29 to 30. Other live acts confirmed to appear at the long-running dance event, which celebrated…

  12. 50 Cent, Ludacris, Method Man and Redman: Billboard Bits

    March 24, 2009 5:51 PM EDT Cent: No 'Expendable' Film, Las Vegas Video Shoot, Fall Out Boy Tour Last week, it was announced Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson had been tapped to replace Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker in Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables." But today, 50 Cent's…

  13. Last.fm Denies Handing U2 Leak Listeners To RIAA

    February 23, 2009 6:18 PM EST Last.fm founder Richard Jones responded forcefully today (Feb. 23) to accusations that the company had given user data to the RIAA in order to track illegal downloads of U2's upcoming album, "No Line On the Horizon." Jones’ refutation follows a similar denial made by the RIAA…

  14. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois…

  15. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins …

  16. This Day in Music

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she is nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban takes home the evening's top prize, video of the y 2006 - Carrie Underwood is the top winner at the CMT Music Awards, landing two of the…

  17. This Day in Music

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, dies is Chicago at the age of 85. 2006 - Pianist, composer, musical director and arranger Gerald Cook, who performed in night clubs and with the Illinois…

  18. Kid Rock Celebrates New Album At Detroit Show

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign last night (Oct. 4) with a last-minute hometown show at the Emerald Theatre in the Detroit suburb of Mt. Clemens. The 20-song, 130-minute concert -- Kid Rock launched his "Rock'N'Roll Jesus" campaign…

  19. This Day in Music

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins (MOBO) Awards in London. The rapper is on hand to collect awards for best hip-hop artist, album ("Get Rich or Die Tryin' 2003 - Aftermath/Interscope artist 50 Cent dominates the Music of Black Origins …

  20. Let's Get 'Real'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. Keith Murray's ready to make up for lost time. The veteran New York rapper and Def Squad member -- who releases his fifth solo album, "Rapp-Murr-Phobia (Fear of Real Hip Hop), this week -- has been off the boards since his 2003…

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